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Meeting Meerkats, Makulu and Tarwin

Meeting Meerkats, Makulu and Tarwin

See what it’s like to meet these Melbourne Zoo VIPs on the Postcards program coming up this Friday, featuring Channel 9 News presenters Peter Hitchener and Livinia Nixon experiencing some of the Close-up Encounter opportunities at Melbourne Zoo.

24 August 2016
Siamang Gibbons new island home video

Shifting Swinging Singing Siamangs

Siamangs Sampit and her mate Isidor have moved house!

Their new domain is the island in the lake bordered by the Japanese Garden and Lakeside Cafe Terrace.

24 August 2016
Pregnancy for Petre

Vale Petre

Melbourne Zoo is sad to announce the death of Pygmy Hippopotamus Petre.

At age 32, Petre was considered to be an old individual.

Wild Seas Manager Marcia Salverson says that ‘Anything past 20 is regarded as old for this species.

23 August 2016

Love your zoos? Vote for us!

The annual RACV Victorian Tourism People's Choice Awards are now open and you can vote for your zoos as your favourite attraction! You can vote for Melbourne Zoo as the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Metropolitan Attraction Experience and Healesville Sanctuary for People’s Choice Award for Favourite Regional Attraction Experience.

19 August 2016
World Orang-utan Day

World Orang-utan Day

World Orang-utan Day was like Christmas for the six orang-utans at Melbourne Zoo, enjoying boxes of special treats.

Children who visited were also treated to temporary tattoos and a chance to have orang-utan-themed face painting.

19 August 2016
Close-up and personal

Close-up and personal

Melbourne Zoo’s range of Close-up Encounters gives visitors a chance to book a time to meet and greet some awesome animals and their Keepers.

17 August 2016
Zoos Victoria Awarded San Diego Zoo Conservation Medal

Zoos Victoria Awarded San Diego Zoo Conservation Medal

Zoos Victoria has been honoured for its fight against wildlife extinction by being awarded the prestigious San Diego Zoo Conservation Medal at a ceremony in the United States yesterday.

10 August 2016
World Lion Day cub

World Lion Day at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Celebrated each year on 10 August, World Lion Day provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on these amazing animals and raise awareness about the threats to their survival.

Werribee Open Range Zoo is home to two prides of Lions, including ten-month-old cubs Kubwa, Kito and Kashka.

10 August 2016
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Healesville Sanctuary reopens


Healesville Sanctuary has reopened for the day with plenty of time still to enjoy our wonderful native wildlife.

9 August 2016
Merri and mum

A Merri time at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary’s newest arrival has been named. Koala joey has been named Merri thanks to Herald Sun reader, Angelina. 

8 August 2016